Jackson Training School: A Centennial Celebration:
Special exhibit to examine the local juvenile rehabilitation center. Items on display include crafts made by JTS schoolboys, print-making materials from school's former print shop, founder portraits and photos. Group tours available by appointment. 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 30. Free. Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., suite 104, Concord. 704-782-3688. www.historiccabarrus.net.
Preschool Naturalist: "Owl Moon":
Free owling trip for ages 3 and older. Registration required. 3:30 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 704-598-8857.
Acting Up Children's Theatre presents the musical "Fame." 7 p.m. Jan. 14-17 at the Glenn Center, 120 Marsh Ave., Concord.
Successful College Planning:
Parents with middle school-age children invited to "Successful College Planning" session featuring expert advice on preparing middle school children for college and beyond. 7 p.m. Free. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-721-7199. www.cannonschool.org.
Raleigh photographer Alison Overton gives free talk about her work on architectural landscape with a sense of history. 7 p.m., The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Co-sponsored by Cabarrus Art Guild. 704-920-2787. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 9 a.m.-noon, Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. S.E., Concord; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cabarrus County Social Services, 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Cabarrus Antique Designer Showcase:
Formerly Greater Charlotte Antique Collectibles Show. Art glass, Asian clocks, ephemera, garden items, folk art, jewelry, pottery, much more. $5 for adults, $4 for senior adults. Free parking. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.CabarrusArena.com; www.CharlotteAntiqueShow.com.
Guided nature walk through our trails. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.
Sounds of Nature:
Recreate activities that kids on the frontier found, creating instruments to mimic sounds they heard in nature, animals and folk tunes. Materials provided. Meet in the lower level of the Barn. 11 a.m. $5. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2700.
The Metropolitan Opera: "Carmen":
1 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.
Old Courthouse Theatre and Black Box Productions present Michael Russell's full-length comedy, set at the lunch counter of a F.W. Woolworth's in a small Southern town in 1990, managed by a salty but kindly failed country singer. 4 p.m. Free. Rated PG. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 1250 N. College St., Mount Pleasant; noon-3 p.m., Impact Church, 44 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Art Exhibition "All in the Approach: Abstract, Allegorical, Analytical":
Artists Raed Al-Rawi, Susan Brenner, Alex Clark, Chris Craft, Courtney Dodd, Clark Hawgood, Chris Horney, Jennifer Kincaid, Kenn Kotara, Libby and Jim Mijanovich, Alison Overton, Mary-Ann Prack, Tom Stanley, Billie Ruth Sudduth and Tim Turner use a variety of media in one or more of these approaches. Jan. 19-March 11, The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and second Saturday of each month. 704-920-2787. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.
Bookworks: Art by Janet Williams:
Features the work of Janet Williams, assistant professor of ceramics at UNCCharlotte. Bookworks uses connections between ceramics and "the book" to explore ideas of memory, heritage and loss. The books are porcelain-coated and kiln-fired, leaving text impressions and coloration in the clay and sometimes carbonized residues. 10 a.m. weekdays through Feb. 8. Free. UNCC Rowe Arts Galleries, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-0208. www.art.uncc.edu.
Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings:
Free cholesterol and diabetes screenings offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kmart, 545 Concord Parkway N., Concord. No appointment necessary. Details: Cholestcheck, 800-713-3301.
Health Care Event:
Sean Keyser of Novant Health to deliver keynote address; health care service providers to be available. 5 p.m. $25 for ACHE members; $45 for others. Speedway Club, Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-358-3777.
Jeff Whittington Presents:
Singer/songwriter David Domingo plays a blend of acoustic, pop and new wave covers and original tunes. Singers/instrumentalists Mike and Gaynell Lambert perform vocals with piano, guitar, autoharp, Native American flute and other instruments. 7:30 p.m., Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $10. Buy tickets in person or by telephone 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Davis Theatre box office, 704-920-2753, or online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, 401 Medical Park Drive, Concord; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Rowan Cabarrus Community College, South Campus, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Kannapolis. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Where did all the animals go? Find out the many different ways animals adapt to frigid winter weather. 10 a.m. Free. North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Concord. 704-782-5603. www.cabarruscounty.us.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church, 314 W. 12th St., Kannapolis; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Boger United Church of Christ, 7313 Gold Hill Road, Concord. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.